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On the edge of the Roman empire: the forts of Hadrian’s Wall
After Carrawburgh Roman Fort and Temple of Mithras in Northumberland became the latest Hadrian’s Wall site to be cared for by English Heritage, we’re joined by properties curator Mark Douglas to discuss the stories of this and the other key forts we look after. Discover what purpose they served, what daily life would have been like for the soldiers stationed at them, the artefacts that have since revealed their secrets and how their stories have been brought to life for visitors today.
Power and influence: the remarkable women who changed history
To mark the end of Women’s’ History Month, we’re joined in the studio by senior properties historian Dr Megan Leyland and curator of collections Olivia Fryman to discuss the lives and accomplishments of a selection of the most remarkable women with a connection to our historic sites.
Discover the stories of Henrietta Howard at Marble Hill House in London, Bess of Hardwick at Hardwick Old Hall in Derbyshire, Lady Anne Clifford at Brough and Brougham Castles in Cumbria and Emma Darwin, wife to the famous scientist Charles Darwin.